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Bioshock

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:44 pm
by Tzan
So if you get that from Steam, and you are using Win7

6. you need to find the exe file and set compatibility mode to Vista sp2 to get it to run.

7. put a microphone into the sound card jack to hear any sound in game, yes its stupid but thats the fix.

That will save you 1.5 hours of poking around for answers.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:14 pm
by mgb519
The sound isn't windows 7 compatible? Gee, someone ought to have told me that before I beat the game and thought I heard sound the whole time!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:16 pm
by Tzan
Win 7 64 bit

Thats the fix IF you have the problem.
Of course I expected no problems at all, but...

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:39 am
by mgb519
Ihave win 7 home 64 bit and have not had a single issue with audio in Bioshock. Maybe having beats audio has something to do with that?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:19 pm
by Tzan
It was definitely an audio driver issue. The other fix was to install an OpenAL driver.

I combined two different suggestions and avoided installing the driver.

http://forums.2kgames.com/showthread.ph ... sh-problem

I'm using on board audio on my Dell Studio 9000 XPS. Works fine usually.
All my older machines I got a SoundBlaster card, but on board is improved these days. One less slot used up.

Maybe Beats came with that driver. Do you always have a mic hooked up?
If yes try unplugging it and start the game. The menu has sound, but in game, no sound.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:38 pm
by Tzan
Bioshock Infinite demo video, 15 minutes.

http://www.1up.com/news/bioshock-infini ... ch-it-here

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:13 pm
by Ross_Varn
Tzan wrote:Bioshock Infinite demo video, 15 minutes.

http://www.1up.com/news/bioshock-infini ... ch-it-here


Seriously, watch this, it looks amazing. Perhaps it isn't your cup of tea- but fighting your way through open anarchy on a floating city ruled by the twisted mind of a corrupted american system, while the real world lies a rift away? This looks damn amazing.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:43 pm
by Timedude
Agreed. Infinite's gameplay looks insane. Especially after the enclosed hallways and rooms of Rapture, something so massively open ended looks maddening.